Question Regarding Use of Governments Property

B-164769: Jul 16, 1969

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This is a letter from the Comptroller General to the Chairman, House Committee on Armed Services in regards to hearings on H.R. 15268, specifically what the Army believed its powers were in regard to lending equipment to private groups without specific Congressional authorization.

GAO found that the heads of government agencies have the authority to loan property on a short-term basis on condition that the property will be returned at any time that it is required.